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Re: 0.6.0-rc1 available

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: 0.6.0-rc1 available
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 08:20:57 +0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 05:47:21AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:
     > On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 09:53:13PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     >      I put a pspp-0.6.0-rc1.tar.gz on in /gnu/pspp.
     >      This one untars to pspp-0.6.0 and identifies itself as PSPP
     >      0.6.0.  It passes "make distcheck" here.  If you don't see
     >      anything too wrong with it, then I'm inclined to upload it to
     > as PSPP 0.6.0.
     >      Please let me know what you think.
     > Well let's not forget to attend to bugs  #20825 and  #20824 before we
     > do that final upload.
     #20825 is "The AUTHORS file needs updating before the next
     release," but I am not sure what changes should be made.  What do
     you suggest?

I suggest that we apply this patch:

RCS file: /sources/pspp/pspp/AUTHORS,v
retrieving revision 1.7
diff -b -w -U 3 -r1.7 AUTHORS
--- AUTHORS     24 Dec 2006 06:57:54 -0000      1.7
+++ AUTHORS     6 Jun 2008 00:16:06 -0000
@@ -1,16 +1,18 @@
 We wish to thank current active contributors to PSPP:
 * Ben Pfaff wrote the initial program and manual, which comprises the
-majority of the current code.  Ben is the current maintainer and
-continues to contribute. 
+majority of the current code. Ben continues to contribute and 
+most of the core libraries which ensure that PSPP runs with optimal
+speed are his work.
 * John Darrington wrote the graphical user interface, and the T-TEST,
 ONEWAY, EXAMINE, RANK and  NPAR TESTS commands, implemented support
-for long variable names and made numerous revisions to other
+for long variable names, psql and gnumeric and made numerous 
+revisions to other  modules.   
 * Jason Stover contributed statistical and numerical functionality,
-including lib/gslextras. Jason is also an important contributor to
-GSL, used by PSPP. 
+including lib/gslextras and the linear regression features. Jason 
+is also an important contributor to GSL, which is used by PSPP. 
 We also thank past contributors:

     #20824 is "Update the text in the About dialog before the next
     release," but the text in the About dialog is partially generated
     from the AUTHORS file, so fixing #20825 could possibly also fix
     this.  I do not know whether other changes are needed.

As we've now done some fairly extensive testing, I think that we
should change the text "This is pre-alpha software. Use at your own
risk." to something more optimistic.


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